“The Driver’s Side” – News From The Motorist’s Perspective

BREAKINGNEWSCompiled by Otto Mobile.

Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, June 7th 2017.

Metra Adds Extra Lines For Blues Fest & Spring Awakening; Uber Will Offer Rides From Stations - Patch

Parking Battle Brewing Under CTA L Tracks - ABC 7 Chicago

50 New Homes With Two Car Garages Will Restart Huge Project On Near West Side - DNA Chicago

Edgewater Alderman Raises Concerns About Overpriced Transit Oriented Development - DNA Chicago

New Plan For Pilsen’s Huge Vacant Lot Is Coming As Group Plans Protest - DNA Chicago

Input Sought For Master Plan For Jefferson Park Infrastructure - Nadig Newspapers

Aiming to Stop New Nail Salons, Bridgeport Alderman Seeks Rules For Halsted - DNA Chicago

Old Town, Wells Street Art Fairs Prepare To Go Head To Head - DNA Chicago

Ravenswood Farmers Market Kicks Off With Food Trucks, Live Music And More - DNA Chicago

Artist Transforms Her Morgan Park Garage Into Gallery - DNA Chicago

Chicago Based Sparkl Can Wash Your Filthy Car In Your Own Garage - Chicago Tribune

Vandalism Or Good Clean Fun — Sudsy Prank Doesn’t Harm Fountain, Expert Says - DNA Chicago

Deer Park Agrees To Continue Chipping In For Hotel Shuttle - Chicago Daily Herald

A Taxpayer Bill Of Rights Would Protect Residents And Encourage Lawmakers To Budget Responsibly - Illinois Policy Institute; Lawmakers’ Proposed New And Higher Taxes Would Only Make Things Harder For Struggling Illinoisans - Illinois Policy Institute; S&P Says Illinois Debt Soon Likely To Be Junk - Crain’s Chicago Business; Illinoisans Can’t Afford Another Tax Hike - Illinois News Network; No Budget? Who Cares When You Have These Important Measures To Deal With - Illinois News Network

Orland Park Opts Out Of Cook County Wage, Sick Leave Laws; Joins 40 Other Suburbs In Saying ‘No’ To Toni Preckwinkle’s Dime-Store Marxism - Chicago Tribune

Naperville Police Chief Says Handling Of Parking Garage Suicide Case ‘Mischaracterized’ - Chicago Tribune

Thieves Steal Car At Gunpoint In South Shore And Dump It In The South Loop - DNA Chicago

12-Year-Old And Two 17-Year-Olds Charged With Firing At Chicago Police While Riding In Stolen Car - Chicago Tribune

3 Charged In Elgin Car Burglaries A South Elgin Man And Two Juveniles Were Charged Tuesday - Chicago Daily Herald

Kane Prosecutors Want $340,000 Seized In I-90 Stop To Be Forfeited - Chicago Daily Herald

Child Found In Downstate Illinois Garage May Have Been Killed In 2013 - Chicago Tribune

As Chicago Braces For Long Hot Summer Of Gun Violence, ACLU Plans New Legal Attack On Chicago Police - Chicago Tribune

1 Dead, 1 Wounded in Englewood Drive-By Shooting Tuesday - DNA Chicago

Man Hurt In Austin Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Vehicle Crashes Into Apartment Building, Causes Gas Leak In Park Ridge - Chicago Sun-Times

Two Injured In Kane County Crash - Chicago Daily Herald

Man Charged With DUI After Striking Two Pedestrians In Batavia - Chicago Sun-Times

62-Year-Old Man Dies After Bedford Park Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

3 Dead, Including 7-Year-Old Girl, In NW Indiana Crash With Dump Truck - Chicago Sun-Times

Indiana Man Injured In Rollover Crash On I-64 - Chicago Sun-Times

Crowded Trains On South Shore Line After Tuesday Derailment - CBS 2 Chicago

Police Search For Man Last Seen Boarding Metra Train - Chicago Sun-Times

Belmont ‘L’ Community Garden Moves To Make Way For Ultra-Modern Development - DNA Chicago

What’s Next For CTA - Chicago Streetsblog

Yuck! World Naked Bike Ride Is Back This Weekend In Chicago - Chicagoist

NW Side Meeting On Trails And Bikeways - Active Transportation Alliance

Federal Judge, Public, Skeptical Over Oregon Engineering Board Attempt To Gag Citizen Engineer For Publicly Criticizing Yellow Signal Timing - The Newspaper

Police Respect Whites More Than Blacks During Traffic Stops, Bogus Junk Science Study Finds - PBS

Trump To Nominate Christopher Wray, Gov. Chris Christie’s Lawyer In Bridgegate Scandal, As FBI Director - Chicago Tribune

Trump Urges Dems To Work With Him On Infrastructure - The Hill; The Rest of the World Already Builds Infrastructure the Way Trump Wants To - Bloomberg; Private Funding Is Key Challenge Of Trump Infrastructure Plan - Wall Street Journal; Trump Officials Meet With Transportation Groups, Lawmakers On Tax Reform - The Hill; Dem Senator Mocks Trump For ‘Infrastructure Week’ - The Hill; Trump’s Infrastructure Plan: How ‘Private’ Will He Go - Politico

EPA Extends Deadline For States To Meet Obama-Era Vehicle Emissions Rule - Governing

Court Asks EPA To Justify Pausing Obama Oil And Gas Drilling Pollution Rule - The Hill

US Oil Output Poised To Hit 10 Million Barrels A Day Next Year, Breaking 1970 Record, EIA Says - Nightly Business Report

Retailers Might Turn Parking Lot Dead Space Into Biz Opportunity - New York Post

Delphi And Transdev To Develop Global On-Demand Driverless Transportation - Tech Crunch

Robocars And Electricity — A Match Made In Heaven - IEEE Spectrum

Ford Chair Says Ethics, Regulations Will Be The Tricky Part Of Autonomous Cars - Ford Authority

DOT, Industry Discuss Ways To Share Driverless Car Data - GCN

Car Rental Companies Get More Connected - USA TODAY

San Francisco Wages War On Lyft, Uber - CNET; Blames Ride Share Drivers For Traffic Problems Caused By City’s Own Traffic Clogging Infrastructure, Anti-Car Planning

Report: Uber Fires Exec Who Had Obtained Rape Victim’s Medical Records - The Hill

7 Of The Deadliest Cars On The Road - CBS News

Minnesota Cop On Tape After Motorist Shooting: ‘I Don’t Know Where The Gun Was’ - Chicago Tribune

Colorado Police Rescue Bear Cub Trapped In Car - U.S. News & World Report

Tin Man Charged With Drunken Driving In Upstate NY - Chicago Sun-Times

Synthetic Oil Outperforms Conventional Oil: AAA - Chicago Tribune

Drive-In Theaters Spell Summer And Nostalgia - Chicago Now

Suspect Indicted In Double-Fatal Stabbing On Portland Train - Chicago Tribune

Senators Pan Trump’s Air Traffic Control Plan - The Hill

Dem Calls For Hearing On Flight Laptop Ban - The Hill

Musician Claims United Supervisor Grabbed Luggage After Banning Her From Carrying On Violin - New York Daily News

Hyperloop One Outlines European Routes Ahead Of Test Run - Nightly Business Report


3 Responses to “The Driver’s Side” – News From The Motorist’s Perspective

  1. Jeff says:

    Parking Battle Brewing Under CTA L Tracks – ABC 7 Chicago

    Kind of a stretch to claim a right to free parking forever in Lakeview

  2. Peter says:

    Parking Battle Brewing Under CTA L Tracks – ABC 7 Chicago

    I was hoping ABC would post PDFs of the two documents so we could see what exactly was signed over in 1894/1895.

  3. Jeff says:


    Somehow I think whatever land rights existed in the 19th century have been extinguished, after the various rail lines that once operated in Chicago were liquidated and consolidated into the CTA. But who knows, it will be interesting to see what the basis for the claim is.

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